Italy’s Mud Volcanoes [Video]

We recently visited some of Italy’s mud volcanoes in the Emilia-Romagna region. The Salse of Nirano, a regional nature reserve of international importance. The reserve lies in the picturesque Apennine mountains between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. But I thought the simplest, and hopefully most interesting, way to explain this area would be to take you on a visual tour. So don your shoes and we’ll be off…

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Modena’s Balsamic Vinegar [Video]

The Modena province in Emilia Romagna, where we lived for many years, is home to Balsamic Vinegar. And it’s one of the places we always enjoy returning to. Full of tradition, fine cars, and friendly people, it’s an ideal place to visit. And to get some tasty, but expensive, balsamic vinegar!

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This delicious Italian favorite originated in the Appenine hills of the Lazio region, and is thought to have been a staple dish for shepherds, as the ingredients were easy to transport or procure. The name comes from “carbonaro” which means coal miner, because of the plentiful black pepper used to season it.

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Eggs in Purgatory

Recipes have returned! I used to post recipes/Italian food weekly, which I stopped for various reasons. But readers loved them. So I’ve decided to give them a comeback, specializing in cost-effective dishes for the hard times we’re all facing. Hope you enjoy them and that they’ll help with your budget cooking!

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